Thursday, August 22, 2019

Health

In this section, find articles, tweet-chats, art-work, essays, myth busters among others on trans* and women’s health by Feminism in India.

No, My Abortion Was Neither Traumatic Nor Regrettable

No, My Abortion Was Neither Traumatic Nor Regrettable

When I think about the abortion I had, I remember feeling loved and cared for. I remember not feeling judged. It was emotionally liberating.
Disposable Pads And Tampons - A Ticking Time Bomb? | Feminism In India

Disposable Pads And Tampons – A Ticking Time Bomb? | #ThePadEffect

Many individuals remain ignorant of the raw materials pads and tampons are made of and the risks they pose.
Cancer: 0 | Roshini: 1  |  Beating Cancer To Defeat Her Insecurities

Cancer: 0 | Roshini: 1 | Beating Cancer To Defeat Her Insecurities

Vitamin Stree spoke to Roshini Kumar, photographer, master of her own will, as she 'Pills the Beans on surviving cancer at 14.
Why Understanding Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Is Important

Watch: Why Understanding Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Is Important

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition that affects 1 out of 10 women worldwide, and 1 out of 5 women in India.
The Anganwadi And ASHA Workers' Fight Against Malnutrition

The Anganwadi And ASHA Workers’ Fight Against Malnutrition

Anganwadi workers across the country have been protesting for higher pay but the government fails to realise their importance in eradicating malnutrition.

How Syed Sehrish Asgar, Budgam’s DC, Is Challenging Menstrual Stigma In The Valley

Syed Sehrish Asgar organized the first ever all woman conclave at the district headquarters this year to address the problems faced by girls during menses. Along with celebrating womanhood, the speakers dealt with the legal rights of women and POSH at workplace.
7 Toxic Practices Around Reproductive Health And How We Can Stop Them

7 Toxic Practices Around Reproductive Health And How We Can Stop Them

The best way to dismantle this sly 'progressive' society excuses or cultural fabric involving practices around reproductive health, is by bringing strong evidences of intersectional oppression on gender and health into the mainstream.
The Real Sexism And Classism Of Birth Control Studies

The Real Sexism And Classism Of Birth Control Studies

A majority of women in rural India have no access to birth control or awareness of the same, are forcibly sterilized at camps and there has been a decline in use of contraception even as awareness about the same grows.
अनसेफ रिलेशन से ज्यादा सेफ है अबॉर्शन

अनसेफ रिलेशन से ज्यादा सेफ है अबॉर्शन

मैं अबॉर्शन नहीं चाहती थी, लेकिन मैं बच्चे को एक बेहतर जीवन देने की स्थिति में नहीं थी। अबॉर्शन को दो साल बीतने को हैं और मुझे अपने इस फैसले के लिए एक पल के लिए भी पछतावा नहीं हुआ। क्योंकि एक असुरक्षित रिश्ते का कोई भविष्य नहीं होता।

Why I’d Rather Use Google Than Visit A Gynaecologist | #MyGynaecStory

A gynaecologist, who took my pain seriously, said that birth control pills would help me, but refused to prescribe them until I was married.

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Priyanka Chopra And The Problems With Gaslighting Women

Gaslighting: Priyanka Chopra And Her Not So Good Will

While the words and language used may vary, the goal of gaslighting is to undermine the target by portraying her as unreasonable, unreliable and inherently defective in mind as well as character/morality.
My Experience On Matrimonial Sites —The Cesspits Of Humanity

My Experience On Matrimonial Sites —The Cesspits Of Humanity

Now, as I fight a daily battle in the war against arranged marriage, I have realised that my parents’ standards for a husband for me are so much worse than mine. As a method of finding a life partner, I believe matrimonial sites are the cesspit of humanity.
18 Indian Sportswomen Who Made A Difference In 2018

18 Indian Sportswomen Who Made A Difference In 2018

Here are 18 sportswomen in India whose achievements brought glory to our nation and we need to pay more attention to.